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Tommafold passes PAS 24 test

Following the requirements of Approved Document Q, Runners Sliding Door Systems says that its Tommafold bi- fold door gear successfully completed PAS 24 testing carried out by a UKAS approved test house.

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Pure Broadband joins GTC’s FTTH network

GTC says that customers on its ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network will have “even more choice” as a fifth Independent Service Provider (ISP), Pure Broadband, goes live.

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Makita introduces new tools

Makita says the latest version of its 18v cordless drywall screwdriver runs up to a maximum 2500rpm – lower than its predecessor – but delivers greater driving torque from its Brushless motor.

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Showing the potential of Passivhaus

The Kingspan TEK Building System of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) has been used to create a contemporary show home that blends ambitious architectural design with the meticulous energy efficiency requirements of the Passivhaus Standard, at the Potton Show Centre in St Neots, Kingspan says.

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Hunter Plastics’ Foundry Finish

Hunter Plastics says that its Foundry Finish Rainwater System is a cost effective and easy to install alternative to cast iron. The PVC range looks “truly authentic” and consists of profiles that emulate the traditional shape of cast iron rainwater systems, Hunter Plastics claims.

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Wolsey Finds Solutions

There is much talk at present about the need to increase the supply of housing to an ever increasing population,” says Chris Foulkes, director of investment at Wolsey, the finance specialist for housebuilders.

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Bellway positive in face of uncertainty

Bellway is “confident” its volume growth should approach 10% for the year ending 31 July 2017, whilst acknowledging the uncertainty caused by the outcome of the general election.

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Crest expects robust market to remain

The outcome of the general election may cause short term uncertainty but, said Stephen Stone, Crest Nicholson’s ceo today, (June 13) “we expect the new build housing market to remain robust”.

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